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Career Change?

In a way, it’s redundant to talk here about a career reboot, since that was part of the entire point of the my-name site, and not completely a new thing. It always came down to money and logistics. I mean, … Continue reading

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Who Am I? Why Am I Here?

Someone at work last week asked me what I did before this, and wondered why in the world I was there. “There,” since I haven’t actually posted a resume or work history here yet, is FedEx Ground, as a lowly … Continue reading

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Keeping Up

Being broke and in some ways behind on technical skills go together unhelpfully. Ideally I’d play with the latest stuff, branch out, do a better job of setting up a network and tools at home, and be able to tout … Continue reading

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Domain Names

Interesting domain name story that reminds me of my experience way back in 1997. Some of us had started XTreme Computing, and from the time we started talking about a web site to the time we went for hosting and … Continue reading

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Lookin’ for Funds and Feelin’ Fifty…

On Sunday the 3rd I turned 50, same day my mother turned 76. The age doesn’t bother me in the least, oddly enough. I’m not depressed about it or anything, nor was I at 49. Perhaps my worst was turning … Continue reading

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Test and Announcement (Crossposted)

Despite high hopes for the business idea that became Welcome to Help, not so much a DBA as a site name to associate with my providing support services personally, it didn’t take off and for various reasons I was discouraged … Continue reading

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Age

I’d been thinking about age and employment lately, and meaning to write about it. Apparently I was not the only one, since now I’ve seen this post that linked to this article on the same topic. There were a few … Continue reading

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Musings

Procrastination aside, it’s hard to write here because there is so much to say, and it seems wrong to spew out post after post, as many as a few per day. On the other hand, that does help me order … Continue reading

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Failure

In my first post here, as I recall, I mentioned the stigma of perceived or real failure in my having “gone out of business” after several years of being self-employed as part of what started as and evolved into only … Continue reading

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One Thing I’d Like to Do Here

A while back I was thinking about the limitations of a resume in conveying the real you to a prospective employer. That gave me the idea to list what I particularly loved about each position. Not sure it could be … Continue reading

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